"The Futile" as written by and Max Bemis....
Anything we should know about your change? Shit!
Nothing makes sense, so I won't think about it.
I'll go with the ignorance.
Eat, sleep, fuck and flee:
In four words, that's me!
I am full of indifference.

What do the old people teach us but how to die (die) die (die)?
And what do those hissy fits teach you except how to cry, pussy, cry?
Yeah, the futile, the futile, it outweighs the beautiful.
Futile, the futile, it outweighs the beautiful!
Futile, the futile, the futile so... (futile, the futile, the)

Taste. I have no taste!
I don't like these tiny portions
Or your artful abortions of sound!
Sealed with a kiss, slathered in the sauce sarcastic.
So go choke on your irony!

What do the old people teach us but how to die (die) die (die)?
And what do those hissy fits teach you except how to cry, pussy, cry?
Yeah, the futile, the futile, it outweighs the beautiful.
Futile, the futile, it outweighs the beautiful!
Futile, the futile, the futile so...

I'm eating rat poison for dinner!
Pull the cord from the phone, I am dining alone
Tonight! Rat poison for dinner, pull the cord from the phone,
I am dining alone, so goodnight!

Love! I shall not love, yet I'll still sing about it.
Hope it covers the ocean in slime!
The drama and drool, I'm leaking the blood of a fool
(I'm full of it, I'm full of it, I'm full.)

I'm eating rat poison for dinner,
Pull the cord from the phone, I am dining alone
Tonight! Rat poison for dinner,
Pull the cord from the phone, I am dining alone tonight!
Oh I am dining alone, tonight,
Tonight, tonight!
Oh yeah


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"The Futile" as written by Max Bemis

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  • +3
    General Comment"And I SO agree with the line "What do the old people teach us but how to die?""

    Then you missed the point of the song, which you're a target of.
    StopDanceGoon June 06, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commenthaha stopdancego pretty much got everything to a t.

    kudos to max bemis to fucking understanding everything people go through.
    sixtynineisgoodon March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn exact caricature of my ex. And that's why he's my ex.
    jerkameleonon April 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"so what is the point then smarty pants?"

    Ally hit it. These lyrics are extremely sarcastic("slathered in the sauce sarcastic")... or 'ironic' when the hook("What do they teach us but how to die?") is laced in ignorance of wisdom and learning.

    "What do they teach us but how to die?" falls right in line with the brutal mentality of "what do your hissy fits
    teach you except how to cry, pussy, cry?"

    This is a commentary against the fools who are so wrapped up in themselves that they will not ingest anything foreign. It pushes them to a 'futile survival,' being consumed solely by their wants(eat, sleep, fuck, flee) and ignoring their true needs(healthy nutrition(rat poison), human interaction(dying alone), art(no taste) and emotion(real love, the beautiful, the pussy's hissy fits.))
    StopDanceGoon November 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way the lyrics flow with the music.
    TheEnemyWithin88on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just awesome...Like when you are feeling depressed..it is a good song with good lyrics. I think the song lyrics speak for itself. He is basically saying, "The futile ways out he beautiful"
    loser_kidon December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmmm. It makes me happy to have ears.

    And I SO agree with the line "What do the old people teach us but how to die?"

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
    MiseryLovesYouon August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone else think that Max sounds really English at the start of the song?
    JayC1on December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"so go choke on your irony!" that's the best line. in fact, this song is full of awesome lines .
    best_day_everon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, nice StopDanceGo.
    Ally.on July 01, 2006   Link

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